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Chinese students in Australia: motivations and mobility in the face of COVID-19
Why have so many Chinese international students decided not to return to Australia as the world emerges from COVID-19?
INTRODUCTION – Changing one’s world view: the potentially transformative power of Asian language(s) and culture(s)
Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.
INTERVIEW: Is Asian Studies and ‘Asia literacy’ in crisis in Australia and what is its future?
Government needs to signal to universities that Asia literacy is a skill-set employers want.
Australia would be a better regional neighbour if it were better at Asian languages
Enrolments in Asian language programs in Australia are too low. A look at why Japanese has been so successful may help.
Towards a global approach to teaching Arabic in Australian universities
Arabic language teaching in Australia should focus more on the culture and global impact of Arabic than its utilitarian value.